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Re: “GOP Passes Guns-on-Campus Bill in Idaho House; Six Republicans Join Dems In Losing Effort

"The controversial issue of whether more guns should be allowed..."

MORE? I thought they were prohibited, and therefore didn't exist on campus?

How 'bout "legally concealed" instead of "more"?

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 03/06/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Power Restored to Boise Traffic Signals

Ahh yes, the Ada County High District... that explains a lot!!

Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/20/2014 at 4:38 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Committee Pushes Through Guns on Campus Bill Without Hearing Testimony from U of I, Law Enforcement

Back to the discussion of this bill specifically, you mentioned that you would not trust 80% of your classmates with a concealed weapon. What percentage of those 80% do you think have or would spend the time/money to get an enhanced permit and would pass the background check?

I would estimate <10% of the Idaho population has a CCW, and quite a few less than that has an enhanced version.

This bill really does not allow all that many folks to carry on campus, those that meet the requirements are not the ones you need to be concerned about.

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/12/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Committee Pushes Through Guns on Campus Bill Without Hearing Testimony from U of I, Law Enforcement

To play Devil's advocate's advocate? Keep pursuing your logic - If you do allow trained and responsible teachers to carry if they choose, yes even down to elementary schools, then you do run out of vulnerable populations eventually.

Now the shooter is left with "less soft" targets, and it may change some minds. If not, then there is the possibility of lowering casualty counts due to people at the scene stopping the shooter. Does it matter if the shooter dies by his own hand, a law enforcement officer or a citizen? YES! If the body count is 15, 10 or 5 respectively based on how long it takes to stop the attack, absolutely YES!

To take your final example of 1 shooter in a room of 5 other armed people, Yes, there will be some confusion initially, but with 5 good guys and 1 bad guy, the truth will come out eventually about who is who. Hopefully the SWAT team will notice that 5 of the guns are pointed in the same direction...

Finally, about your individual right comment regarding the second amendment, you may want to check out the US Supreme Court decision of DC vs Heller.

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/12/2014 at 10:01 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Committee Pushes Through Guns on Campus Bill Without Hearing Testimony from U of I, Law Enforcement

There is a minimum age limit. You must be 21 to get an enhanced CCW permit.

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/12/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Committee Pushes Through Guns on Campus Bill Without Hearing Testimony from U of I, Law Enforcement

I am curious as to what significant security upgrades the CWI is referring to.

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/12/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Committee Pushes Through Guns on Campus Bill Without Hearing Testimony from U of I, Law Enforcement

Ms O'Very says she works in a high stress environment and does not want to add guns to this. She needs to realize that the people this bill will allow to cary guns on campus are not the ones she should be concerned about.

Enhanced carry permit holders & retired LEO all have had training about the responsibilities and consequences of concealed carry. These are the people that have enough foresight and maturity to decide to get the permit & spend the time and money to do so.

For her situation, this law will not make a whit of difference.

She should be concerned about the ones that might bring a weapon whether or not there is a law, sign, gun free zone, restraining order, etc. This is as true right now as it would be if the bill passes.

The person most directly affected in this story is Dr. McAdams, who has a specific, credible threat to her, and will not always have a security guard or police escort. This law will give her a chance to defend herself if needed against a person who has already demonstrated willingness to break the rules (threatening behavior). What's to stop them from violating the weapons policy too?

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Posted by PepsiAddict on 02/12/2014 at 10:51 AM

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